Truly being stylish from head to toe means that your nails need dressing up too, so any of these top trends of 2017 will help you nail it. Whether you’re winding down or turning up, you always want to look and feel your best and certain, albeit simple, prerequisites will ensure that you’re on track. Simple things like your hair and my nails can make the biggest difference to your mood and look. So that is why it is important to put effort into them like the rest of your wardrobe. Ever noticed how you can look like a hobo but as long as your nails are “done” then everything is right with the world? Or how a chipped unkept nails can undo a whole power-suit look? Well, this is the power of well-tended-to, manicured and styled nails.
As as personal stylist, I always remind my clients that style is not simply limited to clothing. It is in everything that is associated with you, and yes, even your nails. So, if you’re wondering what the style trends for nails are for 2017, then keep reading.
Whether you’re a DIY diva or a salon sister, handing all the work over to a nail tech, or tending to your own nails, you can indulge in any or all of these favourite four on-trend gorgeous go-to looks for your nails.
Shades of nudes will always be a classic because they are versatile, transitional and flattering. Not only does a good nude elongate your fingers but they work well for day, night, work and party. For a more adventurous take on nude for 2017, try the ombré effect with different nude tones on one nail. Additionally, you can even add glitter to the tip for a French manicure with a difference.
THE METALLIC MANICURE
An amazing ebook from Ellisons called ‘A Touch Of Luxury’, details how to perfectly create preened nails. It also mentions that your chosen polish shade can reveal a lot about you and your personality. If you’re trying to reveal the bold and bossy side of you, you’ll love a metallic manicure with the chrome nails trends, also known as mirror powder. With perfect shades of two-tone colours, silver, gold, blue and rose gold, your hands will be sure to stand out, or at least blind someone with their greatness.
RAVISHING RED NAILS
Seriously though, when will red nails ever not be on trend? Ellisons ebook states that red nails reveal a confident personality, so the only thing left to master is getting the right shade for the occasion. It’s easiest to remember that light shades work best for daytime. While you can darken and vamp it up for the evening, either way you’ll be ravishing.
Colour blocking on nails is a bold a trend this year, so get playful with your options. Have fun with fab colours like yellow showing happiness, orange showing sociable, pink showing romantic and purple showing spiritual. Contrast and mixing it up is not for the faint of hands, so be daring darling.
Underneath it all, remember natural nail care is key, that way you’ll have the base (and cuticles) to indulge in many more nail trends to come.